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State high school wrestling tournament Class 5A/4A day one

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CLASSES 4-A AND 5-A TOOK CENTER STAGE IN THE NIGHT CAP AND YOU CAN'T TALK 4-A WRESTLING WITHOUT MENTIONING PUEBLO COUNTY AND THE WILLITS BROTHERS.

1.) GRANT TOOK TO THE MAT BEFORE HIS BROTHER HUNTER … BEGINNING HIS MARCH TO A 3RD STATE TITLE WITH 16-1 ROUT …


(GRANT WILLITS, PUEBLO COUNTY SENIOR)
"I get butterflies every time it's cool, it doesn't get old. I want to get my own title but it's about the team too and leaving a legacy as a team."

HUNTER ALSO WON HIS FIRST ROUND MATCH WITH A FIRST ROUND PIN … HIS QUEST FOR 4 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS REMAINS ALIVE …

2.) AT 106 POUNDS IN 4-A … SAIGE GALLARDO OF PUEBLO EAST STARTED HIS TOURNAMENT WITH A PIN … AS DID DISCOVERY CANYON'S PATRICK ALLIS …

3.) TO CLASS 5-A NOW AND CORONADO'S STEPHEN DABELKO AT 113 POUNDS … DABELKO HAS LOST JUST 1 TIME THIS YEAR AND WOULD NOT DOUBLE THAT MARK TONIGHT … HE EARNS A 1ST ROUND PIN … AND EVEN AS A SENIOR HE WAS BATTLING BUTTERFLIES…

 

(STEPHEN DABLEKO, CORONADO SENIOR)
"Everyone has a little bit of nerves before a wrestling match. But this is my 4th time here and I'm kinda used to it."

4.) BACK TO CLASS 4-A … AT 126 POUNDS … MITCHELL'S DONNIE LILES … THE FIERY MARAUDER … FIGHTS HIS WAY TO A 2ND ROUND PIN TO EARN HIS SPOT IN THE QUARTERFINALS …

5.) AND FINALLY … ATOP THE BRACKET AT 126 POUNDS IS AIR ACADEMY'S JASON HANENBERG … HANENBERG WON'T EVEN LET HIS OPPONENT ESCAPE THE FIRST ROUND … GETTING THE PIN AND PUTTING HIS PRACTICE INTO ACTION ON THE MAT …

 

(JASON HANENBERG, AIR ACADEMY SENIOR)
"Just gotta stay in your own mind and know that things you've been working on in the practice room are the same thing you're gonna do out there. Just gotta stay the same."


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